Thirlwall, Connop k?n?p thrlwl [key], 1797?1875, English historian. He was bishop of St. David's, Wales, from 1840. His chief work is his History of Greece (8 vol., 1835?44); it was the first truly scholarly survey of Greece in any language. As a historian, Thirlwall was fair and judicious, his scholarship impeccable, and his knowledge of sources unexcelled.
See biography by J. C. Thirlwall, Jr. (1936).
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
See more Encyclopedia articles on: British and Irish History: Biographies